And To Grow Old…

Newsletter 63 – May 24, 2024 Hi, In Newsletter #62 I covered some of my medical issues and how those are hampering my ability to write. Nothing has been decided about my hand surgery yet. Minay and I will probably visit the surgeon together, sometime in June, to discuss all of my options. In this …

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Sticks and Stones…

Newsletter 053 – December 29, 2023 Hi, Yes, “Sticks and stones [and stone floors] can break my bones, but words shall never harm me.” In the previous newsletter I led you up to an incident I had (on November 14th, 2023), but didn’t describe the incident or the aftermath. This is another long one. Sorry. …

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Old Age Isn’t…

Newsletter 052 – December 8, 2023 Hi, “Old age isn’t for sissies,” as the saying goes. In the last newsletter I mentioned a major incident that may affect my working conditions for several months. Let me preface this by saying I’m okay, but temporarily limited in my ability to ambulate. This will be a two-parter …

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Another In-Betweener

Newsletter 047 – September 22, 2023 Hi, About the Image Above: A few things I’ll cover in this newsletter (top to bottom — charging my Chevy Bolt, one of our new faucets, and a few of Minay’s quilts suspended on our new back fence). Disclaimer: This newsletter is spliced between the sixth and the seventh …

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Ramblings – Part 4 of 10

Newsletter 044 – August 11, 2023 Hi, Disclaimer: This newsletter and the six that will follow it were written in advance. This was done to allow me to focus on tasks I have to complete before I can publish my next books (Flood and Fire  and  Jagged Man). In previous newsletters I talked about some …

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My Head Is Full Of…

Newsletter 022 – September 9th, 2022 Hi, About the image above: It’s a picture I took six years ago of the first checkpoint before entering Stiles Unit, the Texas prison where my brother, Steve, is incarcerated. See the Aggravated website if you don’t already know about Steve’s situation. In newsletters 10 through 16, I told …

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What I’m Working On, 03-04-2014

Picture of Michael at a NaNoWriMo event

[Originally posted on my former blog, Michael Runs the Gamut] A couple of weeks ago, a question was asked at the [now defunct] Fiction Writers and Editors Group at LinkedIn. It was simply, “What are you working on?” After I had responded, along with a hundred or so other writers, it occurred to me that …

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